Bejeweled Wiki
Bejeweled Wiki
Bejeweled Twist Coal
Appearance(s): Bejeweled Twist
"This rock can't be matched, but break it open with Flame or Lightning gems for a Geode bonus!"
Bejeweled Twist, mouseover description

Not to be confused with Rock, a similar gem from Bejeweled 2.

Coal, also known as a Coal Gem, is a type of gem that appears in Bejeweled Twist. It is a solid rock that can't be matched, but awards bonus points when destroyed with Special Gems.


It is a cracked and irregularly shaped lump of dark stone that periodically radiates light through its cracks.


Coals appear in every game mode (Coals only appear in the Coal Mine challenge of Challenge). In Classic and Zen, they begin appearing on the game board starting at level 3.

Similar to basic gem types, Coals can be moved around the game board via the Gem Rotator. However, they cannot be matched. Coals can be cleared from the board only by the effects of Special Gems, which release geodes when destroyed.


When a Coal is cleared from the game board, it breaks open and releases bright and sparkling particles called geodes that award points. The number of geodes released from a Coal is always random, but it ranges from one to five. During a move, geodes are worth a gradually increasing number of base value points, like so:

Number of geodes Base point values
1 200
2 300
3 400
4 500
5 600
6≤ 700

For example, if two Coals were cleared during a single move and the first Coal releases two geodes while the second Coal releases three, then the base point values for those five geodes would be worth 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 points respectively, or 2,000 total points for that move. The base point values awarded from geodes are multiplied accordingly by the current Score Multiplier, the current Game Mode multiplier and the Simultaneous Match multiplier

The accumulative total of points earned from clearing Coals and the total number of Coals cleared are displayed on the Stats Screen after completing Classic and Blitz games.



  • Bejeweled Twist Snackers

    A Snackers head.

    Typing in SNACKERS on the keyboard during gameplay (on the PC version) while there is one coal on the game board and the Gem Rotator is off the game board will change the texture of all the coals into a texture that features the appearance of Snackers.
    • While the Easter egg is active, placing the mouse cursor over a Snackers head will cause it to emit a purring sound and the mouseover text changes to the following: "SNACKERS: This adorable cat can't be matched, but if you startle it with Flame or Lightning, you'll get an awesome bonus!"
    • The Easter egg can be deactivated by repeating the process that enabled it and also by simply exiting the current game mode.
  • Coal Intro

    The notification that appears when a Coal is seen for the first time.

    The behavior and concept of Coals were most likely inspired by Rocks that appear in Bejeweled 2, as they both have similar appearances and characteristics.
  • When the mouse cursor is placed over a Coal, the rock will continuously radiate light.
  • The notification that appears when a Coal is seen for the first time is the only one in Bejeweled Twist that provides a tutorial screen. This animation is the same one that is featured the How to Play section of the Options menu.
    • The tutorial screen shows a Coal releasing geodes that award 300 and 600 points respectively, which are different point values than what they actually give.
  • The Bejeweled Twist README file claims that a Coal can release up to four geodes at once, which is false.
  • In the mobile version:
    • The maximum number of geodes releasing is 3.
    • An unofficial Vietnamese version translates the geodes as "lỗ hổng" (holes), but the geodes doesn't look like the holes.

Names in other languages[]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 石炭
Spanish Joya carbón Coal Jewel
French Charbon Coal
German Kohle Coal
Italian Carbone Coal
Portuguese Carvão Coal